Whiskey Tasting Like A Pro

with TC Safavi

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5.0 | 7 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Food & Drink

Event Overview

Ever wonder how bourbon made in New York can really be bourbon? Last you checked, this isn't Bourbon County, Kentucky. Found out your date drinks Scotch and don't want to look the fool? Is there anything to Irish whiskey besides shotgunning rounds of Jame-O at 3 am after getting dumped? And how on earth do good ol' boys drink whiskey AND rye when rye is a type of whiskey...?

Whiskey. It's a confusing, boozy place. Every mixologist has their own high-falutin' opinions about which shape of ice cube is permissible and you're so terrified you're about to put coca-cola in yours and call it a day. Never fear! In this class, Dabblers will learn to critically taste what is in their snifter in the same meticulous method as sommeliers taste wine. We'll observe the difference between major benchmark whiskey styles and demystify a series of classic cocktails before everyone's favourite part: dinner and drinking all of the above!

This class will feature a flight of four straight whiskies and four cocktails, and a full dinner. Loosen your belts (and please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.)

Tiamat House is a bed and breakfast in a standard apartment building. There are no signs; think of it like finding a speakeasy. Buzz 4E, and if the super asks who you are looking for, ask for us by name: Jeffrey, TC, and Meg.

Class video: How to flame an orange peel in a Blood and Sand: http://youtu.be/ZcyOzzIB_ck?t=5m27s

What to Bring

pen and notebook, a good appetite, ID

What's Provided

whiskey, food, and more whiskey.

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TC Safavi

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TC Safavi is a CMS certified sommelier from Chicago, and teacher of the top-rated Wine Tasting Like A Pro. In this class, she will be featuring guest whiskey expert, Jeffrey Mull, a classic cocktail bartender straight from the foodie trenches of San Francisco and Mexico City.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Brad M.
    Reviewed on 07/14/14

    TC and Jeffrey - Thanks for hosting a great evening / event! Definitely took away some pearls regarding whiskey… great dinner too! Looking forward to your wine tasting class.

    TC and Jeffrey - Thanks for hosting a great evening / event! Definitely took away some pearls regarding whiskey… great dinner too! Looking forward to your wine tasting class.

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    Melissa M.
    Reviewed on 07/07/14

    The whiskey was really good (and there was more than plenty of it) and the food was surprisingly delicious! A great dinner and fun tasting!

    The whiskey was really good (and there was more than plenty of it) and the food was surprisingly delicious! A great dinner and fun tasting!

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    Courtney N.
    Reviewed on 06/09/14

    The dinner was great, it was fun to learn a little about whiskey and to find out that I love a Sazerac.

    The dinner was great, it was fun to learn a little about whiskey and to find out that I love a Sazerac.

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    Viktoria R.
    Reviewed on 05/29/14

    This was a fantastic class! After side-by-side comparisons of the different whiskey styles, and some background on their origins and histories, I feel like I am infinitely more knowledgeable in this realm. Aside from the obvious educational benefit, we were treated to a cocktail made with each type of whiskey, and a great dinner. I'm looking forward to future spin-off classes!

    This was a fantastic class! After side-by-side comparisons of the different whiskey styles, and some background on their origins and histories, I feel like I am infinitely more knowledgeable in this realm. Aside from the obvious educational benefit, we were treated to a cocktail made with each type of whiskey, and a great dinner. I'm looking forward to future spin-off classes!

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    Neeva S.
    Reviewed on 05/12/14

    An awesome experience! Things start off slow with a flight and some education about the different types of whiskey. The instructors had a great attitude - their enthusiasm and expertise were immediately evident. Dinner and cocktails follow the flight tasting - delicious! We ended with a fun Q&A on the best beer, wine, and whiskey pairings of our favorite foods. I'm looking forward to other offerings from this group and would highly recommend you check them out!

    An awesome experience! Things start off slow with a flight and some education about the different types of whiskey. The instructors had a great attitude - their enthusiasm and expertise were immediately evident. Dinner and cocktails follow the flight tasting - delicious! We ended with a fun Q&A on the best beer, wine, and whiskey pairings of our favorite foods. I'm looking forward to other offerings from this group and would highly recommend you check them out!

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    Erinne B.
    Reviewed on 05/05/14

    The hosts were incredibly knowledgeable and also a lot of fun. The drinks we tried were excellent, and the small group atmosphere made it interactive, easy to ask questions. Another added bonus is that they made an awesome dinner for everyone. I definitely feel that I got my money's worth and would attend another class that they offer.

    The hosts were incredibly knowledgeable and also a lot of fun. The drinks we tried were excellent, and the small group atmosphere made it interactive, easy to ask questions. Another added bonus is that they made an awesome dinner for everyone. I definitely feel that I got my money's worth and would attend another class that they offer.

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    Jennifer S.
    Reviewed on 04/27/14

    Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about whiskey history, tasting, and drink mixing... and fantastic food to boot (gluten-free chicken fried in kettle chips was amazing!).

    Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about whiskey history, tasting, and drink mixing... and fantastic food to boot (gluten-free chicken fried in kettle chips was amazing!).

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